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Old 22-11-2009, 11:38 PM   #31
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David,

Looking good, keep going once the floor is striped things will become alot more clear, will be keeping an eye on this.

Have a look at my thread on my cossie may help you if you need any help that is
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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=52806

CheeRS James.
James just spent a good half hour checking out your restoration fantastic final results, it's really driving me to make everything perfect and not miss anything out. Can see this becomming quite costly but I know it will be worth it, once it's done properly I won't be using the car in the wet and will only be doing a few hundred miles a year I'll be able to stay on top of it and never have to do it again so best to do it right once

it's certainly the paint stages that are going to make it seem worth it, such a trasnformation on your RS


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Old 22-11-2009, 11:45 PM   #32
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Thanks for the links.

Same comments to you as above really such a high level of detail and fantastic final result, love that cleaner than new look (and better protected in most cases)

David

ps starting looking at the prices of stainless steel nuts and bolts to replace existing ones, it's getting pricey
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Old 23-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #33
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Thanks for the links.

Same comments to you as above really such a high level of detail and fantastic final result, love that cleaner than new look (and better protected in most cases)

David

ps starting looking at the prices of stainless steel nuts and bolts to replace existing ones, it's getting pricey
Be very careful with replacing bolts for S/S ones mate, all your bolts will have a tensile strenght rating, and that should be taken into account, S/S will never be stronger than what you have on the car at the momment!!!!!!

If you look on the top of the head of the bolt, you will see the Strength markings like 8.8 etc, i would always replace like for like!!!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_strength

Something to keep in mind is, the manufacturer uses those strength bolt so they wont brake under presure, but also take into account when your torquing the bolts up to manufacturer settings... if the bolt isnt as strong it could brake too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 23-11-2009, 12:10 PM   #34
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wise words James, taken on board

I'll be carefull on any replacement bolts.

Thanks

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Old 23-11-2009, 12:32 PM   #35
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Good to see the progress here. Keep it going, it'll be worth all the hard work. I've never done such a task, but credit to any one who has.

Wheels came very nice

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Old 23-11-2009, 11:21 PM   #36
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Monday 23/11/09

OK managed to have a good giggle with a few mates tonight whilst trying to remove the rear beam and fuel tank, it was the first time for all of us so was quite a learning curve :shock:

had one of the rear beam bolts rounded on us :evil: however after some action with the hammer we eventually got the rear beam off.

So first off the centre section removed and another heat shield.





Rear beam removed after a good half an hour fighting the bolt



OK ready for the fuel tank removal



Would like to note there was only an 1/8 of a tank of fuel left however just so you know that’s still quite a lot lol

So after some fiddling we got it off whilst the two pipes that go in to the top were dripping on the floor.





Think the fuel got to us a bit as we found the name of the filter highly amusing



And finally just a random shot of the arch, think I’ll be starting on this tomorrow evening.



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Old 24-11-2009, 09:09 AM   #37
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Great stuff David, getting there!!!!
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Old 24-11-2009, 04:19 PM   #39
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Tuesday 24/11/09

Took rear beam to shot blasters and powder coaters as friends shot blaster only suitable for smaller items.

Just asked for a quote and these are the prices:

Rear beam and brackets = £30
splash guards = £10
suspenion springs = £10
rear hubs = £10
all above finished in black
Fuel tank = £40 in silver.

Do the prices sound reasonible?

David

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Old 24-11-2009, 04:35 PM   #40
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that is a fair price imo
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